Holm’s upset over Rousey leads to Fox Sports 1 viewership record

Holly Holm’s devastating knockout upset of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 set Fox Sports 1 viewership records as the UFC 193 Postfight Show, which was delayed due to college football, brought in 490,000 viewers making it the most-watched PPV post-fight show in the history of the channel. Ronda’s stunning loss was all the talk on … Read more

TUF 22 premiere with McGregor and Faber peaks at 745,000 viewers

The Ultimate Fighter season 22 (TUF 22) special two-hour premiere aired Wednesday night on Fox Sports 1 and delivered the most-watched season debut since Fall 2013 when Ronda Rousey coached opposite Miesha Tate on season 18. The TUF 22 premiere showcased 16 bouts between UFC hopefuls competing for a spot in the TUF house where … Read more

Move to Tuesday boosts ratings for The Ultimate Fighter; UFC on FX 7 most-watched UFC event in FX history

The decision to move The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) on FX from Friday nights to Tuesday nights so far proves to be the right choice for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Fox Sports Media Group.

Season 17 of the reality TV series made its special two-hour premiere Tuesday night on FX from 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT.

UFC on FX 4 helps network win Friday night demos

Last Friday night’s live broadcast of “UFC on FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida”, along with the movie Iron Man, helped FX rank #1 for the night in Adults and Men 18-34. Compared to UFC on FX 3 back in June, ratings for UFC on FX 4 increased in all key demos across the board.

UFC on FOX: Junior Dos Santos KO’s Cain Velasquez to become new heavyweight champ

Red carpets were rolled out, Mariachi bands were brought in, the stars came out in droves, Dana White wore a suit… for what was billed as the most important fight in UFC history.

The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale peaks with 2.4 million viewers

Spike TV has released their ratings for “The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale”, which aired last Saturday, June 16. The three-hour telecast peaked at 11:30 p.m. ET for the Court McGee vs. Kris McCray main event with 2.4 million viewers.

Early reports estimate 925,000 pay-per-view buys for UFC 114

Dave Meltzer brings this information regarding the number of pay-per-view buys for UFC 114 via the Wrestling Observer: The earliest cable estimate is 925,000 buys, which would make it the fourth highest number in UFC history. Any estimate this early is a very rough estimate, and the real number could end up significantly higher or … Read more